Breast Cancer

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What is cancer?

A disease in which abnormal cells divide uncontrollably and destroy body tissue.

What is breast cancer?

Breast cancer is a tumor that starts in the cells of the breast. A tumor is a group of cancer cells that can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread to distant areas of the body. The disease occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get it, too.

What can cause Breast Cancer?

Personal choice risks

-exposing skin to strong sunlight



Risks not related to personal choice


-mutations inherited from a parent

-dense breast tissue

Symptoms of Breast Cancer

Symptoms of breast cancer include a lump in the breast, bloody discharge from the nipple, and changes in the shape or texture of the nipple or breast.

Breast Cancer Treatments

Treatment depends on the stage of cancer. It may consist of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery.

Breast Cancer Survival By Stage

Stage, 5-year Relative

Survival Rate